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Australian Saxophone Retreat

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DSC_8628The inaugural Australian saxophone retreat will take place at the iconic property ‘Seacroft’ on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road. Visiting artists include Joshua Hyde, Australian saxophonist based in Paris, Joseph Lallo, Australian saxophonist based in Strasbourg and Barry Cockcroft, Melbourne based saxophonist. The residential retreat will feature workshops, performances, ensemble playing, lessons as well the all important time-out for saxophonists to meet, talk music and get to know one another away from their instruments. For full weekend tickets, accommodation, meals and performances are included in the registration fee. Day tickets are available for either the Saturday or Sunday and include some meals and performances without accommodation.

The sessions are geared to all ages and everyone is welcome.

A range of Selmer products will be available to try during the weekend.

7pm Friday 23rd August – 5pm Sunday 25th August

Please visit www.seacroft.com for more details.

Per Forsberg Performances

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Melbourne based Per Forsberg will be performing 2 concerts featuring some new Reed Music publications. The premiere of Brenton Broadstock's tuba Concertino will be followed by Katy Abbott's popular work Autumn Song performed for the first time in a version for Flute, Tuba and Piano.

Music of Scandanavia and Australia

Date: Wednesday 27 October 2010

Time: 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm (supper will be served)

Location: Academic Centre, University College, The University of Melbourne.

Tickets: Tickets may be pre-booked at (03) 9347-3533 (Door sales on the night - cash only)

Adults: $15 Students: $5 University College Residents: Free

Melbourne Recital Centre Salon

Saturday 30 October 2010 at 6:00 pm

Tickets—$35 ($25 concession)

New VCE baritone saxophone syllabus 2010

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vcaa_banner_logo1Reed Music is pleased to have the following publications included on the 2010 VCE syllabus for baritone saxophone. These Australian compositions are available from our online store. The official list can be seen on the VCE website.

Baritone saxophone

RM252 Capricorn from Zodiac (12 pieces) Barry Cockcroft
RM095 Octennial Song Stuart Greenbaum
RM608 A Wordless Eulogy Greg Clarkson
RM003 The Autumn Cannon Ball Lachlan Davidson
RM042 Ritual 4 - The Son of the Dragon Paul Witney
RM004 One for Mum Lachlan Davidson
RM112 Perdy Perdy Lachlan Davidson
RM098 Scherzetto Tomasz Spiewak
RM429 Fandango Gregory van der Struik

New VCE oboe syllabus 2010

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vcaa_banner_logo1Reed Music is pleased to have the following publications included on the 2010 VCE syllabus for oboe. These Australian compositions are available from our online store. The official list can be seen on the VCE website.

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RM077 Black Stick John Barrett
RM189 One for Mum Lachlan Davidson
RM421 Flight of Fancy Matthew Orlovich
RM092 Autumn Song Katy Abbott

Australian Flute Music 1999-2009

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Christine Draeger, Lamorna Nightingale & Jocelyn Edey-Fazzone
invite you to join in a celebration of new Australian Flute Music at the launch of their CD.

Eat Chocolate and Cry Australian Flute Music 1999-2009

Reed Music is pleased to be publishing many pieces from this new CD release.

Date: 5:30pm Tuesday 29 September 2009
Where: Australian Music Centre,
Level 4, The Arts Exchange, 10 Hickson Road, THE ROCKS

“The fifteen pieces chosen for this CD celebrate the surprising diversity of new Australian flute music. It will be of particular interest to flute teachers and students but we also think it's a lovely selection of Australian composers' ‘miniature’ pieces, of interest to the discerning music lover. We only included pieces that we enjoy playing!"

Repertoire by Katy Abbott, Damian Barbeler, Tim Dargaville, Christine Draeger, Ross Edwards, Maria Grenfell, Alan Holley, Elena Kats- Chernin, Gordon Kerry, Graeme Koehne, Matthew Orlovich, Jan Preston and Jane Stanley

“This selection of exciting flute works by both emerging and established Australian composers is indeed like a chocolate box of special and delicious treats. It provides a fascinating glimpse into Australian composition for flute over the last decade.” John Davis CEO, Australian Music Centre

“I think this represents a wonderful, unmatched resource for teachers, performers and lovers of music generally. It's usefulness for teachers of HSC music performance is unparalleled.” Jude Huxtable, Flute Teacher

Date: 5.30 pm Tuesday 29 September 2009
Venue: Australian Music Centre,
Level 4, The Arts Exchange, 10 Hickson Road, THE ROCKS
RSVP Friday 25 September as numbers are limited. lamorna@tpg.com.au 0402 051 903 or cdraegerflute@hotmail.com 0412 213 799

The CD and sheet music for CD repertoire will be available at the launch and in the future Reed Music.

New VCE saxophone syllabus 2010

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vcaa_banner_logo1Reed Music is pleased to have the following publications included on the 2010 VCE syllabus for alto and tenor saxophone. These Australian compositions are available from our online store. The official list can be seen on the VCE website.

Alto Saxophone

RM072 Curved Stick John Barrett
RM002 Black and Blue Barry Cockcroft
RM003 The Autumn Cannon Ball Lachlan Davidson
RM095 Octennial Song Stuart Greenbaum
RM059 Autumn Song Katy Abbott
RM038 When They Were Gone Greg Clarkson
RM004 One for Mum Lachlan Davidson
RM326 Strange Times Lachlan Davidson
RM025 The Lake and the Hinterland Stuart Greenbaum
RM335 Flight of Fancy Matthew Orlovich
RM214 Drive John Peterson
RM047 Black Swan Waltz and Lazy Blues from Blue Ride Collection
Tomasz Spiewak
RM046 A Little Serenade and Gavotte from Kaleidoscope Collection
Tomasz Spiewak

Tenor Saxophone
RM001 Foreign Barry Cockcroft
RM003 The Autumn Cannon Ball Lachlan Davidson
RM097 Autumn Song Katy Abbott
RM074 Slinky Stick John Barrett
RM592 Battle Hymn Greg Clarkson
RM107 The Listener Lachlan Davidson
RM004 One for Mum Lachlan Davidson
RM108 Perdy Perdy Lachlan Davidson
RM261 Mediterranean Blue Lachlan Davidson
RM013 Noyz in the Hood Stuart Greenbaum
RM105 Preludio and Allegro Tomasz Spiewak
RM275 Almost Eight Tomasz Spiewak

New VCE clarinet syllabus 2010

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Reed Music is pleased to have the following publications included on the 2010 VCE syllabus for clarinet and bass clarinet. These Australian compositions are available from our online store. The official list can be seen on the VCE website.

Bb clarinet

RM069 John BARRETT Black Stick
RM478 Barry COCKCROFT Blue Tongue
RM428 Dindy VAUGHAN Del Espirito Santo no. 1 or no. 2
RM591 Greg CLARKSON A Wordless Eulogy
RM262 Lachlan DAVIDSON Mediterranean Blue
RM359 Lachlan DAVIDSON Perdy Perdy
RM346 Matthew ORLOVICH Flight of Fancy
RM106 Tomasz SPIEWAK Mazurka
RM356 Tomasz SPIEWAK Dawn

Bass Clarinet

RM255 Barry COCKCROFT Zodiac – 12 Pieces for solo clarinet, ‘Capricorn'

Rock Me! by Barry Cockcroft

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Barry's Cockcroft's piece Rock Me! is now available in our online store. Written for American saxophonist Kenneth Tse in 2007, this advanced piece calls for great feats of saxophone dexterity! Rapid quasi-slap tonguing, distortion like an electric guitar, a drum solo performed entirely on the mouthpiece and occasionally even some standard saxophone notes. Complex for sure but a guaranteed crowd pleaser.

16th World Saxophone Congress 2012 St. Andrews, Scotland

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The 16th World Saxophone Congress will take place in St. Andrews, Scotland in 2012. Reed Music composer and saxophonist Barry Cockcroft has been elected to the International Saxophone Committee along with Claude Delangle (France), Kenneth Tse (USA), Andy Scott (UK), Shyen Lee (Thailand) and Thomas Liley (USA). Reed Music offers its congratulations to Richard Ingham (UK), director of the next congress and is looking forward to offering its support for this important event.

The university town of St Andrews is an exceptionally attractive location for an event of this sort. The university's beautiful main concert hall seats nearly 1000 and there are convenient rehearsal facilities, a wide variety of performance venues of all sizes, and plentiful accommodation and restaurants all within easy walking distance in this charming and ancient coastal town. The congress proposal is supported by the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, other UK conservatoires such as the Royal College of Music, The Royal Northern College of Music, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, leading soloists and composers, the National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain and the Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Great Britain. The World Saxophone Congress coincides with the University’s 600th anniversary celebrations and with the Olympic Games in London.

15th World Saxophone Congress

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Reed Music composers Barry Cockcroft and Adam Pinto have just arrived for the 15th International Saxophone Congress in Bangkok Thailand. Held in a new location every 3 years, this significant gathering of saxophonists features concerts, lectures, information sessions and a chance to meet composers, performers and researchers of the highest calibre.

Barry will be performing his composition 'Rock Me!' for solo alto saxophone followed by 'Crazy Logic' for alto saxophone and piano by Sydney composer Matthew Orlovich. Barry will be joined by Perth pianist Adam Pinto who will also be performing with New Zealand saxophonist Mark Hobson. Other Reed Music publications being featured at the conference include a performance by English saxophonist and composer Tony Davis of Barry Cockcroft's 'Ku Ku' played on tenor saxophone. Mark Hobson will be playing Maria Grenfel's 'Time Transfixed' for soprano saxophone and piano.